Italy vs Germany Preview and Line Up 2022

Italy vs Germany Preview and Line Up 2022
Italy vs Germany Preview and Line Up 2022: Read the Match Preview, Line Up and the Player comparison for upcoming Italy vs Germany UEFA Nations League Match.

With the third season of the UEFA Nations League set to go underway from 1st June, the football fans can expect some of the formidable international teams to take on each other. On 4th June, a mouth-watering encounter in League A is awaited as Italy will host Germany to kickstart their campaign. The last season was a good one for the Azzurri as they finished in third place.

Germany will aim to have a better season this time as they failed to qualify for the Semifinals last season. The team coach Hansi Flick recently organized a 5-day summer training camp in Sardinia to spend time with his players before the mega event. 

Italy vs Germany Preview and Line Up 2022: Key Stats

StatsItaly Germany
Home Form W L D D LW W W W
Away FormD D WW W W W D
Overall FormW D D L WW W W W D
Goals Scored Per Match1.402.50
Goals Conceded Per Match0.900.50
Scoring Frequency64 min26 min
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Italy vs Germany Preview and Line Up 2022: Rivalry

The Italy-Germany rivalry has been one of the most famous and long-time rivalries in Europe. Both the teams have won 4 FIFA World Cups each so far. Italy has made 6 appearances in the FIFA Finals, while Germany qualified for the final 8 times. These 14 final appearances of both the teams together are more than all other European countries combined.

The most popular match between these two sides was the 1970 FIFA Semifinal which is regarded as the “Game of the Century”. The game went to extra time and Italy won that exciting battle with a score of 4-3.

Italy vs Germany Preview and Line Up 2022: Overall H2H

Total Matches: 35 | Italy: 15 | Germany: 9 | Draw: 11

Recent 5 Meetings: Italy: 1 | Germany: 2 | Draw: 2

First Meeting: Italy defeated Germany with a score of 3-1 in a Friendly match on 1 January 1923.

Last Meeting: The game ended in a 0-0 draw in the International Friendlies on 15 November 2016. 

Italy vs Germany Line Up 2022: Predicted Winner

As per the betting markets and prediction platforms, Italy will start as the favorite for this contest.

PlatformItalyDrawGermanyPredicted Winner
FcTables2.553.302.80Italy
SofaScore2.303.402.90Italy

Italy vs Germany Line Up 2022: Squad

Italy:

Goalkeepers: Alessio Cragno (Cagliari), Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint Germain), Alex Meret (Napoli), Salvatore Sirigu (Genoa);

Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Davide Calabria (Milan), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Federico Dimarco (Inter), Emerson Palmieri (Olympique Lyonnais), Alessandro Florenzi (Milan), Federico Gatti (Frosinone), Manuel Lazzari (Lazio), Luiz Felipe (Lazio), Gianluca Mancini (Roma), Giorgio Scalvini (Atalanta), Leonardo Spinazzola (Roma);

Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Inter), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Salvatore Esposito (Spal), Davide Frattesi (Sassuolo), Jorginho (Chelsea), Manuel Locatelli (Juventus), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Tommaso Pobega (Torino), Samuele Ricci (Torino), Sandro Tonali (Milan), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain);

Forwards: Andrea Belotti (Torino), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Matteo Cancellieri (Verona), Gianluca Caprari (Verona), Wilfried Gnonto (FC Zurich), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Moise Kean (Juventus), Matteo Politano (Napoli), Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo), Gianluca Scamacca (Sassuolo), Mattia Zaccagni (Lazio), Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma), Alessio Zerbin (Frosinone)

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Germany:

Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt), Oliver Baumann (Hoffenheim)

Defenders: Benjamin Henrichs (RB Leipzig), Thilo Kehrer (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Lukas Klostermann (RB Leipzig), David Raum (Hoffenheim), Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea/ENG), Nico Schlotterbeck (Freiburg), Niklas Suele (Bayern Munich), Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen)

Midfielders: Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund), Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich), Ilkay Guendogan (Manchester City/ENG), Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Joshua Kimmich, Jamal Musiala (both Bayern Munich), Anton Stach (Mainz 05)

Forwards: Karim Adeyemi (Red Bull Salzburg/AUT), Timo Werner (Chelsea/ENG), Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich), Kai Havertz (Chelsea/ENG), Lukas Nmecha (VfL Wolfsburg)

Italy vs Germany Preview and Line Up 2022

Italy vs Germany Line Up 2022: Predicted XI

Italy (4-3-3): Donnarrumma; Biraghi, Chiellini, Accerbi, De Sciglio; Tonali, Cristante, Pessina; Raspadori, Scamacca, Zaniolo

Germany (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Raum, Schlotterbeck, Rudiger, Kehrer; Gundogan, Musiala; Sane, Havertz, Muller; Werner

Offensive and Defensive Stats

Forward:

The forward attack of Italy is led by the powerful striker, Gianluca Scamacca. Scamacca has scored 16 goals for his club team, Sassuolo in the Serie A this season at an average of 2.2 shots per game.

The star footballer, Timo Werner spearheads the attack for the Germans. Werner played in the World Cup Qualifiers as he scored 5 goals at a scoring frequency of 94 minutes. He looked good in the EPL as well. 

Midfield:

Sandro Tonali and Bryan Cristante are some of the key midfielders for Italy. Both the players are having a good Serie A season. Tonali scored 5 goals for Milan with a dribbling success of 68%. Cristante got 77% success in dribbling and he created 4 big chances for Roma.

Thomas Muller is the star midfielder for the Germans. Muller had a fantastic season in the Bundesliga as he scored 9 goals for Bayern Munchen and got a dribbling success of 57%. Ilkay Gundogan is another key midfielder who has scored 6 goals for his club team, Man City in the current EPL season. Gundogan also maintained a high passing accuracy of 91%.

Defense:

37-year-old Giorgio Chiellini has been the most reliable defender for the Italians for a long time. Chiellini played with an average of 2.7 clearances in the Serie A, winning 67% of total duels. Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is very consistent with his performance. In the World Cup Qualifiers, he maintained a save rate of 81%.

In the defense department, the Germans rely on Antonio Rudiger. Rudiger had 14 clean sheets for Chelsea in the EPL with an average of 2.5 clearances per game. The experienced goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer maintained a save rate of 100% in the World Cup Qualifiers.

Italy vs Germany Preview 2022: Battles to Watch Out

Goalkeepers:

Donnarumma vs Neuer:

Gianluigi Donnarumma maintained a save rate of 73% for his club team, PSG in the Serie A. He had a total of 5 clean sheets in 17 matches.

Manuel Neuer has been very good in the Bundesliga this year. Neuer had 10 clean sheets in 28 games and he played with a save rate of 71%.

Defense:

Chiellini vs Rudiger:

The experienced defender, Giorgio Chiellini has been good in the Serie A. Chiellini played with an average of 2.7 clearances per game, winning 66% of ground duels.

Antonio Rudiger has been a consistent defender for Chelsea this season. In the Premier League, Rudiger played with an average of 2.6 clearances per match and 50% dribbling success.

Midfield:

Tonali vs Muller:

Sandro Tonali scored 5 goals in the Serie A this season and he played with a passing accuracy of 86%. He also got a dribbling success of 67%.

The star footballer, Thomas Muller is a key midfielder for the Germans. Muller scored 8 goals for Bayern Munchen in the Bundesliga this year. He also assisted in 18 goals and created 22 big chances for his side.

Forward:

Scamacca vs Werner:

Itay’s forward attack is led by Gianluca Scamacca. Scamacca has been brilliant for his club team, Juventus in the Serie A this season as he scored 16 goals at an average of 2.2 shots per game.

Timo Werner is expected to spearhead the German attack. Werner looked in the EPL this year. He added 4 goals to his name at an average of 2.1 shots per match.

Italy vs Germany Preview and Line Up 2022

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